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According to District policy, the following guidelines concerning student dress are in place for this school year. The board recognizes that students have the right to regulate their personal appearance. However, the board reserves the right to bar from school those students whose personal appearance is disruptive to the educational process and orderly operation of the school.
Additional guidelines, listed below, are for students in Administrative Area Three, as approved by the Advisory Council of Administrative Area Three: Students in kindergarten through fifth grades will be allowed to wear shorts (no short shorts, running shorts, bicycle shorts, or shorts with slits on the side). All students must wear clothes that cover their fronts, backs, stomachs, and sides from the shoulder to the waist and must be appropriately attired from the waist down. (Example: no backless sundresses, no halter tops, no tank tops, etc.) Purposely torn pants with holes will not be allowed.
Students are not to wear hats, caps, visors, scarves, bandannas, or any other head/hair covering. Decorative scarves and hats are to be avoided.
Students must wear shoes at all times. (“Crocs” without straps, cleats, “Heely’s,” high-heels, and flip-flops are not allowed.) Students will not be allowed to wear miniskirts, clothing which advertises alcoholic beverages or tobacco products, clothing which expresses sexual connotations or profane language, or clothing which is offensive to any race, ethnic, or religious group. Although some clothing may be considered stylish, it may not meet the dress code.
The decision of the school administration will be final in all cases involving dress whether stated or not in the Student Handbook. When a student’s dress is in question, parents will be called to bring a change of clothing.